Autism Experts at Drexel Are Available to Comment for Autism Awareness Month
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Autism Experts at Drexel Are Available to Comment for Autism Awareness Month

Experts at Drexel University are available to comment for news stories about autism for Autism Awareness Month in April and throughout the year. The University’s A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, focused on a public health science approach to autism, continues to grow and add expertise in critical areas including life course outcomes and employment for adults … Continue reading

Students’ Virtual Salvage Project Could Save a Sinking Ship
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Students’ Virtual Salvage Project Could Save a Sinking Ship

Ever wondered what it would have been like to take a tour of the Titanic before its disastrous maiden voyage? While the demise of the legendary ship has long been a tragic allegory, its ocean-liner kin, the SS United States has been sinking in its own slow and painful way for almost two decades. Docked … Continue reading

Proven Skills for Effective Leaders
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Proven Skills for Effective Leaders

By Jonathan Ziegert Imagine that you are at a hospital seeking treatment for a serious ailment, and your doctor makes a diagnosis based on gut feeling, tangential experiences and information gleaned from vendors’ promotional materials. Surely you would prefer your doctor to instead make a diagnosis based on up-to-date independent research, clinical trials and information … Continue reading

Self-Employed Small Biz Owners Can Help Reduce $345 Billion Tax Gap
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Self-Employed Small Biz Owners Can Help Reduce $345 Billion Tax Gap

About $345 billion in owed taxes goes unpaid each year, according to the IRS. A large part of this shortfall, about 68 percent of it, can be attributed to self-employed small business owners, who are less compliant than wage-earning employees in reporting and paying their taxes. The self-employed small business owners don’t draw wages from … Continue reading

How Street-Style Photographers Are Transforming the Fashion Industry, For Better or Worse
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How Street-Style Photographers Are Transforming the Fashion Industry, For Better or Worse

With fashion week events taking place throughout the month in New York City, London, Milan and Paris, February has quickly become known as “fashion month” among fashion aficionados. And, this past month, as the throngs of models, editors, buyers, celebrities and fashion insiders made the month-long global trek, so did the street-style photographers. While most … Continue reading

Deadly Protests in Ukraine: What’s Next for this Divided Country?
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Deadly Protests in Ukraine: What’s Next for this Divided Country?

Escalating political violence reached a boiling point this week in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev as more than 75 people were killed and hundreds more seriously injured in clashes between protesters who are seeking the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych and security forces loyal to his government. Aiming to end the violent standoff, a tentative … Continue reading

Here’s—Jimmy! ‘Tonight Show’ Makes a Timely Change
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Here’s—Jimmy! ‘Tonight Show’ Makes a Timely Change

After 21 years of Jay Leno –give or take a Conan cameo- the “Tonight Show” officially began a new era on Feb. 17 when Jimmy Fallon took over as host of NBC’s late-night standard. While the star-studded welcome for the former Saturday Night Live mainstay brought a sizeable ratings spike for the program, will Fallon’s … Continue reading

The Value of a Humanities Degree
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The Value of a Humanities Degree

During a speech last week at a Wisconsin General Electric plant, President Obama reiterated his support for the manufacturing industry, encouraging young people to pursue a technical education – while simultaneously slighting humanities disciplines. “I promise you,” he said, “folks can make a lot more, potentially, with skilled manufacturing or the trades than they might … Continue reading